Jacobs taking new approach with 49ers


Jacobs taking new approach with 49ers

Brandon Jacobs is a fan of the Atlanta Braves, but as he makes a transition to a new team, hes not overlooking any detail. Even one as seemingly unimportant as a baseball hat.

I try to fit in with everybody else in the area, said Jacobs, sporting a grey Giants cap. Everywhere you look youve got San Francisco hats all over the place.

As far as learning a newand rather largeplaybook, Jacobs is relying on his coaches, teammate Frank Gore, and patience.

Im getting more and more comfortable every day, Jacobs said. Im leaving the nervous factor and getting into the fun factor. Im just going out, Im working hard, doing whatever they ask me to do. Play ball basically. I wanna get to a point where Im not thinking and Im just playing.

Since joining the 49ers, Jacobs is doing a lot of things differently. Hes lifting weights harder than he ever has before, and he said his goal is to get under 260 pounds for the first time in his NFL career.

I think I can move faster, I can hit the whole harder and I could deliver a little bit more of a punch if Im lighter, said Jacobs. Versus being heavy and letting the defenders get on me versus me getting on them.

Im training (here) probably 10-times harder than what Ive ever trained. (Im) trying to get my body back like it used to be, strengthen my legs, because I think that was the weak point in me the last couple of years, my legs werent as strong and my balance wasnt as good as it needed to be.

At 6-feet, 4-inches, Jacobs is by far the largest running back in the NFL. Getting him to where he needs to be is in the 49ers best interest as well.

Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before anthem, stand arm-in-arm during it


Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before anthem, stand arm-in-arm during it

The Dallas Cowboys made a show of unity before their game against the Arizona Cardinals, but it wasn't during the national anthem.

The Dallas players all kneeled with owner Jerry Jones and his family before a giant American flag was unfurled, drawing some boos from the Cardinals fans. They rose arm-in-arm just before the singing of the anthem.

Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and it was unclear if his team would protest during the anthem, as teams across the NFL did Sunday. The Cowboys kneeled near the 50-yard line.

The Cardinals gathered on the goal line as a team, some of them locking arms, during the anthem. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell and his family and general manager Steve Keim joined them.

49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve


49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

The 49ers signed LB Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal, the team announced.

In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed DL Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List.

Nzeocha (6-3, 240) was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in eight games and registered four tackles. He was waived by the Cowboys on September 3, 2017 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 5.

A 27-year-old native of Ansbach, Bavaria in Germany, Nzeocha attended the University of Wyoming. He appeared in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his career with 207 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Nzeocha will wear number 46.

Carradine (6-4, 270) appeared in each of the team’s first three games this season (two starts), where he registered seven tackles and one sack.

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